Alleged Nude Photos Of Celebrities Leak Online Again, Apple iCloud Hack Or Social Engineering?

Vanessa Hundreds of nude photos of celebrities were posted online last month. These images came online via a hacker who reportedly got these images by intruding into number of Apple iCloud accounts and iPhone devices. Hacker posted nude images of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy and Kate Upton and he claimed that he has more photos of celebrities and provided the following list of names.

Aly and AJ Michalka, Aubrey Plaza, Abby Elliott, Avril Lavigne, Amber Heard, Brie Larson, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevigne, Emily Ratjakowski, Farrah Abraham, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Pannettiere, Hope Solo, Hillary Duff, Jenny McCarthy, Kayley Cuoco, Kate Upton, Kate Bosworth, Keke Palmer, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Krysten Ritter, Lea Michele, Lizzy Caplan, Mary Kate Olsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Scarlet Johansson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Wynona Ryder, Alison Brie and Dave Franco.

Today, another round of leaks happened. This time, nude photos of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Avril Lavigne, Aubrey Plaza, Mary-Kate Olsen, Hope Solo, more photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union and others were found online. But this time, 4Chat and Reddit removed them quickly as per their new privacy policy. After the first leaks, Apple announced that their iCloud security system was not compromised and the leaks happened because of phishing and other techniques. I seriously doubt that a hacker was able to implement social engineering techniques against so many celebrities and was successful with it. However, there are no concrete details on how the hacker got access to iCloud accounts of all these celebrities. Apple has not responded to this second wave of leaks yet. This issue will raise awareness among common people who use their smartphones to take millions of private photos which gets uploaded to some cloud service without their solid knowledge about it.

via: Boston

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